Quick Question. I’m stuck. Where was ‘Blantyre Nursery Centre’ on Glasgow Road. It was ‘formed in 1977 and renovated again in 1979 with an upper floor including tea bar and place for mums to chat’. Was this the old St Joseph’s School Annexe?
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James Sime Yeah the old annexe behind the chapel hall. Burned down in 1985/86.
Marnie Marnie Julia Davidson is this where your mum worked?
Alan Baird there was 2 classes in that building used by calder street secondary in 1973 as the new blantyre high school building was not ready yet
Thomas Barrett Yes big dark building.
James Sime I went to that nursery in 1984/85. It got burned down and the nursery moved to the ground floor of the wing in st. Joseph’s at the station road end. My sister went to the nursery when it was in there. The nursery then moved to a new purpose built building in Calder Street in 1991 / 92. My sister was in a photo in the Ham Ad alongside an elected member cutting the first soil with her bucket and spade. That nursery then moved to the current Calderside Nursery in Boswell Drive as the building was bulldozed to make way for the new Calderside Academy.
Blantyre Project 1936 configuration of buildings
James Sime Yeah that makes sense.
Carol Goldie Carol McLaughlin was that where u worked when u left college
Kevin M. Creechan Just noticed that you can clearly see the foundation of the old building when they did the main school demolition. I’m also going to see if I can find any old photos of the nursery. All I recall was at least a large dark building that I had to walk past to go to mass
Carole Jamieson I’m sure we watched the fire from the classroom window 😳
It doesn’t seem likely for Health & Safety reasons but it was the 80s!